Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ringing Bells in the Morning? It's Chicago Marathon Weekend!

If you're like us you're going to wake up Sunday morning to fans screaming words of encouragement and the constant high pitched dinging of bells.

The only thing that can mean is that the Chicago Marathon is underway and finishing up through the Sloop.  While it's a little disheartening for us since we're never going to be able to accomplish something like a marathon, it is interesting (and in some cases inspiring) to see the runners on the final stretch of a grueling athletic competition.

For those of you who could care less about the event and just want to know how it might affect you, here are the street closures and times for the event this Sunday, October 7th:
Michigan Avenue: 35th St. to Roosevelt Rd.  closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Roosevelt Road: Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive closed from 7 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Columbus Drive: Roosevelt Road to Finish closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

One other big event to call out this weekend as well is the Notre Dame versus Miami college football game at Soldier Field on Saturday, 10/6 at 6:30pm.  It's being dubbed the Shamrock series which makes us think this may become a reoccurring event.

Regardless, while we're used to football games this time of the year, just want to prepare some of you that this Saturday will most likely be like a Sunday in the Sloop...for better or worse.

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